Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Shrewsbury resident continues 30-year passion for teaching

September 17th, 2015

Beth McShane (Photo/Submitted)

Shrewsbury – Chances are if you have young kids, you probably already know Shrewsbury resident Beth McShane.

Shrewsbury Social Club’s service chair thrives

September 17th, 2015

PHOTO 1: Kerry Tylicki (front left) helps Shrewsbury Social Club  volunteers Margaret Quil (front right), Deb Burgess, Ann Cairns and Margie White (back, l to r) revive a patch of land in Dean Park. (Photo/Kelly Bradway)

Shrewsbury – At Dean Park, just a stone’s throw from the lake, there is a patch of land that has been rejuvenated. The lush little parcel has been nurtured by the Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC). But the care the SSC provides extends far beyond the park. Like that plot of land, the lives of many of its approximately 80 members have been revitalized. One of them – Kerry Tylicki – has experienced this renewal due to meaningful connections she’s formed in the club.

White City’s electrifying past has faded, but its lights still remain

September 16th, 2015

Crowds enjoy the attractions at White City amusement park, circa 1905. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Arthur Johnson stood amidst the wreckage, watching as a world he had known for 33 years crumbled to the ground.

Shrewsbury couple receives Historical Society Award

September 16th, 2015

Jim and Marcia Smith as General and Mrs. Artemas Ward. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – General and Mrs. Artemas Ward, portrayed by Jim and Marcia Smith, have become fixtures in Shrewsbury elementary schools, visiting several times each spring for the past nine years.

Director of St. Anne’s Human Services treats visitors like family

September 16th, 2015

Elaine LeBlanc at St. Anne’s food pantry. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Recently, an elderly gentleman visited St. Anne’s busy food pantry. Carrying a box, he asked the director, Elaine LeBlanc, if she would like to see what was inside. When she said she would, he opened it and showed her photos from his days in the military and ones of his parents and grandparents.

Local businessman makes the most of his passions

September 16th, 2015

Shrewsbury artist Lenny Wos poses with two of his rowing paintings. “Rowing Home,” on the bottom, took second place in a juried art show. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – Lenny Wos wears many hats. During the week, he creates and delivers training and course development materials as a corporate software trainer. Early in the morning or after work, he’s out on Lake Quinsigamond rowing his single rowing shell. On weekends and when he has any spare time, Wos, the artist, paints or draws cartoons.

Shrewsbury’s Mountain View Cemetery has a rich history

September 16th, 2015

A hand-colored postcard of views of the cemetery.

Shrewsbury – Mountain View Cemetery is located on the west side of Boylston Street near Shrewsbury Center and is owned and maintained by the town of Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club committed to town

September 16th, 2015

Eirinn Campaniello, current Woman’s Club president, and Ginny McNamara, immediate past president, show off several of the scrapbooks that record the various club activities. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – One hundred and eleven years ago, a group of 31 charter members formed the original Shrewsbury Woman’s Club (SWC) to promote the civic, philanthropic and educational needs of the community. The club is still committed to those same goals and works hard on a wide variety of projects.

Shrewsbury’s Historic District Commission: Preserving history for over 40 years

September 16th, 2015

Historic District Commission members (l to r) Melanie Petrucci, Donald Hutchins, John Campbell, Allyn Taylor, Bob Cox, Kris Gustafson and Henry Wood. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Historic District Commission (HDC) is a seven-person board appointed by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen. Not to be confused with the Shrewsbury Historical Commission or the Shrewsbury Historical Society, in the early 1970s several members of the Historical Society expressed a desire to preserve town center historical structures. The Board of Selectmen appointed a Historic District Study Committee and the outcome recommended including a portion of the Mountain View Cemetery, Sumner House, First Congregational Church, Public Library, 1830 School House and several historic homes. The HDC became law in 1973 by a vote of Town Meeting in accordance with Chapter 40C of the General Laws of Massachusetts, the bylaws of the town of Shrewsbury and the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Interior (National Register of Historic Places.) The Artemas Ward Homestead was added in 1975.

Polito reflects on a busy first year as lieutenant governor

September 16th, 2015

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito speaks with two children at the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual Latino Community Picnic in Holyoke.

Shrewsbury – It’s been nine months since Karyn Polito officially became lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving with Gov. Charlie Baker.

The Shrewsbury resident previously served in various roles in that town’s government and then as commissioner of the Massachusetts State Lottery from 1999-2000 and as state representative for the 11th Worcester District from 2001-2011. After losing a close race to Steven Grossman for state treasurer in 2010, she worked in her family’s commercial real estate development firm until winning the November 2014 election with Baker.

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